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“UT needs rich donors”: Emails show wealthy alumni supporting “Eyes of Texas” threatened to pull donations

Emails obtained by The Texas Tribune show alumni and donors threatened to stop supporting the university financially and demanded that the university president take a stronger stance supporting "The Eyes of Texas."

A University of Texas football game at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium in Austin on Sept. 7, 2019.
An illustration of an email sent to UT-Austin obtained in a public records request.

"It is disgraceful to see the lack of…
An illustration of an email sent to UT-Austin obtained in a public records request.

"I am not advising you or taking any …
An illustration of an email sent to UT-Austin obtained in a public records request.

"UT needs rich donors who love The Ey…

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An illustration of an email sent to UT-Austin obtained in a public records request.

"My wife and I have given an endowmen…

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An illustration of an email sent to UT-Austin obtained in a public records request.

"I do not support UT anymore (even th…

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